Bush Katydid
Female Nymph: antenna
Ellura
Bush Katydid
Male Nymph: dorsal
 
    
Bush Katydid (Tinzeda sp?)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Crickets, Grasshoppers & Katydids (Orthoptera)
Family: Katydid (Tettigoniidae)
Species: Bush Katydid (Tinzeda sp?)
This Photo:     Female Nymph: ventral

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), in the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
You can see a pale line which appears to be a ridge above the abdomen behind the pronotum. With the male it's pink, white in the female. This are actually the edges of the forming hind wings. The anterior shot of the male highlights this quite well.
There is also a very pale, broken line underneath the abdomen.
These specimens were caught on the same day. Both were ~18mm long.
The female has a very knife like, curved, ovipositor.

Copyright © 2015- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 15-Sep-2015
This species is a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.